Vinarija Virtus Mlavac, 2016, Žabari, Serbia
When did you last order a Prokupac, Marselan, Cabernet and Pinot Noir blend? Been too long, huh?
Eastern European wineries once shrouded in mystery - we're pulling back the veil! In doing so, we're revealing one of the finest makers (in our Humble opinion), that is producing what has to be our new favourite grape variety: Prokupac. A mysterious blend from an incredibly talented winemaker, who is supported by a good boss from Serbia. Try it to find out why such simple connections between people, makes for simply exceptional wine. Virtus winery is putting itself, Serbia and the lush banks of the Danube firmly on the map as one the very best, and most understated terroirs in present-day winemaking.
BY HUMBLE GRAPE
At Humble Grape, we believe wine is for sharing & that each wine-drinker should be allowed to build their own version of their world wine. We seek out hand-crafted wines made by people with love, & import them directly. Small, family-run producers get the representation they deserve, & customers only pay for the wine they’re drinking, with no agents, importers or distributors. And as they’re made with loving care, all these wines are biodynamic, organic or come from sustainable vineyards. As many of the wines we list are small-batch, our wine list of approx 400 wines is living & updated frequently.
What we bring to the wine drinker is a selection of wines that represent stepping out of the supermarkets, & in return they get to know our “Hero Producers”. Hero producers are winemakers that we import directly & exclusively to the UK. They personally work closely with our staff to keep them train about what is happening in the vineyard & in the winery, & how we can best uphold their ethos. They are all small production, family-run, as well as run biodynamic, organic and/or sustainable farms. They visit us quite often, collaborating in winemaker dinners & guest meet & greets.